2 Innings 1 Wicket
Pacific v Norfolk Martians at Victoria Park Pitch 1  Wed 20-May-2009 at 6.15pm
Won By 7 wickets
 

An almost perfect performance from Pacific crushed the Martians by 7 wickets. The fixtures sec sent the team to the wrong pitch and then skipper Roy lost the toss and Pacific were made to field. Gleadow, who got the only wicket of the match, and Morahan bowled very tightly to keep the Martians to 42/1 off 8 overs. The Martians never really seemed to realise the imperative need to hit out (Gavaskar in the 1970 sprang to mind). Allum and Hess kept the pressure up to limit the oppo to 99/1.

The run chase was accomplished with ease. Kularatne was dropped on 0 but then speedily put Pacific in control and hit a couple of superb pulled sixes before compulsory retirement. Bastin was less fluent but ran well and Pacific cruised home. All that was left to do was discuss reigning fielder of the season Webley's ground fielding or lack of in the pub.

pitch 3 VIII:-


Norfolk Martians v Pacific
 
Norfolk Martians innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Faisal retired hurt  29  0  0  4  0  
  Tom c Kularatne b Gleadow  9  0  0  1  0  
  Sam not out  49  0  0  6  0  
  Saj not out  7  0  0  0  0  
  Rich did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Amb did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Anon did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Anon did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 0, w 2, nb 2) 5    
 TOTAL (16.0 Overs) 99-1    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 James Gleadow 4 0 17 1  
 David Morahan 4 0 25 0  
 Justin Hess 4 0 30 0  
 Rob Allum 4 0 27 0  
 
 
Pacific innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Parinda Kularatne retired  50  0  31  6  2  
  Rob Bastin not out  39  0  31  6  0  
  Jon Webley not out  8  0  6  1  0  
  Justin Roy did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Allum did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  Justin Hess did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  David Morahan did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
  James Gleadow did not bat  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 1, lb 0, w 5, nb 0) 6    
 TOTAL (11.0 Overs) 103-0    
 
 
 Fall of wickets: 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Hall 2 0 16 0  
 Saj 2 0 19 0  
 Tom 2 0 17 0  
 Sam 3 0 27 0  
 Rich 2 0 23 0  
 
 

Other matches:
 Standing On The Deck of a North Sea Ferry, Tue 29-Apr-2008, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 5 Wickets
 Rees Destroys Martians, Mon 09-Jul-2007, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 4 wickets
 Webley Towers After Long Over, Wed 26-Apr-2006, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 6 wickets
 Rees is the Word, Wed 04-May-2005, Victoria Park Pitch 1, Won 44 runs